Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Absolute Holiness

Made Holy

“God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and HIS SPIRIT HAS MADE YOU HOLY. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:2)

“For God’s will was for us to be MADE HOLY BY THE SACRIFICE OF THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST, once for all time.” (Hebrews 10:10)

“For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy.” (Hebrews 10:14)

“Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and YOU ARE HOLY AND BLAMELESS AS YOU STAND BEFORE HIM WITHOUT A SINGLE FAULT.” (Colossians 1:22)

A Holy Temple

“And this is the basic law of the Temple: ABSOLUTE HOLINESS! The entire top of the mountain where the Temple is built is holy. Yes, this is the basic law of the Temple.” (Ezekiel 43:12, NLT)

“Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? God will destroy anyone who destroys this temple. FOR GOD’S TEMPLE IS HOLY, AND YOU ARE THAT TEMPLE.” (1 Corinthian 3:16-17, NLT)


“I WILL LIVE IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and SEPARATE YOURSELVES from them, says the Lord. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you (2 Corinthians 6:16-17, NLT)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Money, Money, Money

“They will throw away their money, tossing it out like worthless trash. It won’t buy their deliverance in that day of the Lord’s anger. It will neither satisfy nor feed them, for their love of money made them stumble to sin. They were proud of their gold jewelry and use it to make vile and detestable idols. That is why I will make their wealth disgusting to them." (Ezekiel 7:19-20)

“Evil people squander their money on sin” (Proverbs 10:16)

“Have I put my trust in money or felt secure because of my gold? Does my happiness depend on my wealth and all that I own? Have I looked at the sun shining in the skies, or the moon walking down its silver pathway, and been secretly enticed in my heart to worship them? If so, I should be punished by the judges, for it would mean that I have denied the God o heaven.” (Job 31:24-28)

“’No one can serve two masters. For you will hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.’ The Pharisees, who dearly love their money, naturally scoffed at all this.” (Luke 16: 13-14)

“But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” (I Timothy 6:9-10)

“Tell those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which will soon be gone. But their trust should be in the living God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give generously to those in need; always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may take hold of real life.” (I Timothy 6:17-19)

“O God, I beg you two favors from you before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches. Give just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ and if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.” (Proverbs 30:7-9)

“Trust in your money and down you go.” (Proverbs 11:28)